The Latest and Coolest From Interbike Reno Fall 2018

Take a look at the media coverage from this year’s Interbike tradeshow! From innovative lighting to new tools to limited edition Mega GPS colors, there was no shortage of action in Reno:

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Lezyne Torque Drive

Compact torque wrench that’s easy to travel with.


“Lezyne’s Torque Drive wrench set is small, lightweight (190 grams, claimed), and easy to throw in even the most overstuffed duffel bag, so you can reassemble you bike at your destination without having to worry about overtightening bolts and crushing delicate carbon. Made from machined aluminum, the wrench features a removable handle for more compact storage and an integrated magnet to hold the bits in place. The wrench has a 2Nm to 9Nm torque range, and comes with 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and 6mm hex bits, as well as T10, T25, and T30 Torx bits. Also included are Phillips and flat-head screwdriver bits.” -Bicycling Magazine

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Ronnie Fieg Teases Upcoming Kith Collaboration with Adidas Outdoor


As FN’s very first Collaborator of the Year, Ronnie Fieg is no stranger to blockbuster designer partnerships. So when the famed founder of the cult-favorite sneaker brand teases another collaboration, you can bet we’re keeping a watchful eye.

Fieg gave fans and followers a sneak peek at his collaborative shoes with Adidas Originals, posting on Instagram a new pair of the athletic brand’s Terrex Agravic GTX sneakers, which boasts its signature Boost cushioning. The shoes feature a bright colorway, with a yellow toebox, orange tongue, green ankle collar as well as a teal textile and mesh upper. The ’90s-style iteration also incorporates a Continental Rubber outsole and waterproof Gore-Tex lining with the Terrex name emblazoned on the black midsoles and the Kith name imprinted in yellow on the heel.

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Kombi has been keeping Canadians warm since 1961 ..from Mom vs The Boys


Nobody knows snow and cold like Canadians right? This weeks artic freeze can surely attest to that! No wonder that Canadian brand Kombi is trusted world wide to keep bodies warm in the cold! Most popular for their outstanding gloves and mitts for Men, Women and Children, Kombi offers extra warm designs that keep wind and water out, but the heat in!

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Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Review from GearLab


Our Verdict

The Klean Kanteen Insulated shares some features with its cousin, the Klean Kanteen Classic. It has a simple and sleek profile, is made of stainless steel, and appears quite durable. Although it proved a better insulator than the other similar bottles in our review, the Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth Insulated, and the Contigo Thermalock Glacier, it also fell (sometimes far) behind its competitors in a number of metrics. This Klean Kanteen is an insulating machine but is not very versatile. See how it stacked up in each metric below.

This contender is a 20-fluid-ounce vacuum insulated bottle. Our tests verified that this bottle is serious when it comes to insulating beverages, both hot and cold. It was also the only stainless steel bottle we reviewed that features a standard stainless steel cap, so you don't have to order an extra cap to avoid plastic altogether. At $30, it's four bucks cheaper than its competition. All these things are great, but this bottle's poor performance in taste and weight, as well as its small volume, held it back from bringing home any trophies.

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Bern Watts EPS Snowboard Ski Helmet Review from Snow Advice


The Bern Watts EPS snow helmet is an exceptionally lightweight solution that offers many features considering the cost, that it will have all of you snowboard and ski fanatics eager to call one your own if you’re looking for a solid helmet under $100. This thin shell model is extraordinarily versatile and it not only can be utilized as a snowboard and ski helmet, but also for various non winter sports as well. For those of you looking to upgrade in headgear, keep in mind that it’s not going to be easy to match this combination of security and comfort that this year’s version has brought to the table. 

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Outdoor Gear Lab LifeStraw Review


Our Verdict

As the least expensive water treatment system in our entire review, the LifeStraw has some obvious appeal. For around $20 you can get a compact, lightweight, and simple system for treating water. It is chemical free, doesn't have any batteries or moving parts (meaning it is unlikely to break), and can last for 1000 liters. It filters out particulate, so you won't be left drinking dirt and grass bits like you sometimes will with a UV light treatment system and it weighs almost the same (2.7 oz) as the Sawyer Mini, which is far less than any pump filter. It is slightly less expensive and is slightly less versatile than the Sawyer Mini.

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Adidas' New Terrex Scope GTX Featured in Men's Journal

By: Katharine Erwin

The best climbing spots are not usually right on the beaten trail — often they are up steep, loose rocky paths, over odd-shaped boulders, and down even steeper scree-filled passes. This is terrain that your thin and feeble climbing shoes just can't hack. That’s what the "approach shoe" is for.

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Approach shoes, well-known in outdoor climbing circles, are designed for getting you to the climbing areas, which often involves scrambling and navigating very uneven terrain. Given that, they're not just great shoes for climbers. Approach shoes can also be a perfect shoe for summer adventures because they are general super comfortable and light. They often become your go-to as a light-hiker, gardening, going to a BBQ cook-out, everything shoe. In short, an approach is like your hardcore-slipper, your best friend.

Which is probably why a company as big as Adidas Outdoor has an offering. Their Terrex Scope GTX. which is their top-of-the-line approach shoe, has been around since 2014. This year's model — with color changes and rubber upgrades — is worth a look.

When we first slipped on the Terrex Scope GTX, they felt really stiff, but in a good way. The sole is thick and extra grippy, with enough angle that we didn’t feel unbalanced, but not too stout that we felt weighed down. This particularly became apparent while balancing on slicker, uneven surfaces. The tread has nice deep cuts, which is great for longevity and traction. After wearing the Terrex Scope GTX for a long period of time, the sole did pack out a bit more, which would make it more connective on more granite-style boulders.